LEARN HOW TO “TELL A STORY” WITH YOUR PHOTOS:

woman reading harry potter book
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Taking a photo of someone reading a story is not what I had in mind. But figuring out how to take pictures that reflect a story in the photo, is what I had in mind.

INCLUDE SMALL DETAILS IN YOUR PHOTO:

Imagine you have been given an assignment to tell a story about a certain person. How would you do it? Would you take a picture of the person at their desk? Doing the things they love to do at home? The important part of telling a story is the SMALL DETAILS. A standard portrait of the person does not tell the whole story. Get the details of what they have on their desk, a close-up of their hands, show the magazines or books all over the floor, maybe a wide angle lens showing them in their favorite environment.

white ceramic cup on white ceramic saucer beside white book on brown wooden table
Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com – capture details of what is on their table or desk will tell you a lot about the person.

AIM FOR A VARIETY OF PHOTOS IN A SERIES

Put together a series of photos related to some activity. An example would be: a series of photos at a street parade, or a hiking trip. Put together a collage of different photos of the same subject, like this:

TAKE CONTROL OF THE ENTIRE FRAME:

Often you will have an opportunity to take a series of photos that show a lot of things going on within a certain area. Include as much as you can within the frame to tell a story.

boy in white and red school uniform raising hands outdoors
Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Pexels.com – This photo shows more than just one child coming home from school. It shows his friends, the street they live on, the modes of transportation for the families, and as much of the homes as possible.

PLAN AHEAD WITH A SHOT LIST:

If you know you are going to a location that you could tell a story, then make a list of the things that create a great story.

LEARN TO NARROW DOWN YOUR COLLECTION OF PHOTOS:

When you go some place fun, and you take a lot of photos, no one wants to see all 100 of your photos. Learn to find the 5 or 10 best and show those photos.

EMOTIONS ARE A GREAT WAY TO TELL A STORY

Nothing will tell a story like getting some emotions in the photo. This will usually involve a person, but if you can get an emotional picture of sadness, happy, joy, stunned, etc. you will create an amazing story. Think of these ideas:

woman sitting on wooden planks
Photo by Keenan Constance on Pexels.com
light dawn sunset fashion
Photo by Matt Hardy on Pexels.com

men s white button up dress shirt
Photo by Helena Lopes on Pexels.com

CONCLUSION:

Photography is an art. Some of the best paintings of people show a story. This is the thing that makes photography great.

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